OU Students Petitions For Pass Or Fail Grading System

Friday, September 25th 2020, 10:44 am
By: Colby Thelen

Norman -

A group of students at the University of Oklahoma started a petition to change the policy on grading.

As of Friday morning, the petition on change.org received more than 2,100 signatures. The stated goal is 2,500.

The petition argues that grading should be done pass/fail as a result of online learning.

The university made a similar change to the policy after virtual learning was implemented in the spring.

 The creator of the petition wrote that the grading policy was not built for online learning.

The complaint continues by saying audio issues have affected exams, and few summer job opportunities forced students to take on full time work this fall.

The proposition argues students who chose to take on the challenge of pursing their degrees during a pandemic should not be punished for that choice.

"I have professors who do not understand how to work technology, yet that affects my grade," the author of the petition concluded.

News 9 reached out to the University of Oklahoma about the petition. A representative responded saying, “Currently, the university does not have plans to implement any changes to the Norman campus grading policy.”